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presidential candidate? for now, we turn to david corn of mother jones and ron reagan, an msnbc political analyst joining me. i want to start with ron. why would they want to change the ee lk tolectoral state like pennsylvania? why would they do that? >> well, i think the republicans have examined the playing field as it were and through long and bitter experience they have come to the conclusion that is it is very difficult for them to win on a national level unless they cheat. so they are going to cheat any way that they can. we saw it in the vote suppression. that didn't work out so well. so let's just change systemically the way we change the votes and in states like pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, florida, like that, these are the battleground states that we need to win and we're narrowly losing them now so let's at least try to get some of the electoral college votes out of this and tip the election. >> ron, you know why he's with him? it's not about the voter suppression. the 60 some counties that always go republican, they can't stand the fact that philadelphia and pittsburgh, large
. with me is ron reagan and dana milbank of the "washington post." before we talk about the gop split, we should republicans in the white house have exchanged new proposal tsds today. and president obama and boehner have spoken at this time. quote, we sent the white house a counteroffer that would achieve reform to solve our looming debt crisis and create more jobs. that's all we know. dana milbank, they say it's good. they said it will solve our problems. they won't say what it is. explain. >> well, look, we're still in the fairly early stage of posturing here, and nobody can strike a deal until they get closer to it, until their feet are to the fire. >> when do you say the fire begins? >> nobody can make any prediction for sure -- >> try. >> they could hammer this out in three hours if they really wanted to. >> that's right. >> but if they don't wait until the very end of december or even go over the cliff -- >> i think it's 21. i'm going to bet on -- what's your hunch about this, ron reagan? you're here -- i think they're going to try to get it done by christmas just for efficiency's s
really are hard up, aren't you? >> okay, the most [ inaudible ] person of the year. >> ron paul. >> we're back to ron paul? >> rand paul has a very promising future. >> bob costas on guns. he spoke out after the kansas city chiefs football player killed his girlfriend, used a gun. kicked off the discussion. long overdue. >> mitt romney, his election campaign was honest, and the public didn't like it, so they picked the other candidate. >> simple as that. >> obama care, about changing the tax code. people didn't like to hear that. >> mitt romney almost won. if he had shown up in new jersey, he probably would have had a better shot. >> mitt romney who he said those who don't care about students who are in a country illegally have no heart, it almost killed his campaign. >> most dishonest, john boehner, republican speaker of the house. saying quote unquote, let's be honest, we're broke. we'll be right back with new years resolutions. ♪ [ music ] >>> new years resolutions, pat. >> get at list one book on nixon done this year. >> another one? >> one. >> can get cracking on my memoir, and
to the fiscal cliff. from "thew bid frittle bit washington times." this is ron from louisiana. caller: good morning. host: who wish to nominate? -- who would you'll nominate? caller: obama. host: what makes him your hero? caller: we were on a major slide when he came into office. he save the automobile and got osama bin laden. he did everything even though the gop did nothing but filibuster. every proposal he has made. the economy is still growing even though everything that has been put against him. host: are there other heroes you look to beside the president? caller: this year i believe he should be the star for what he has gone up against. he was trying to do a reasonable -- get a compromise and the gop was saying their way or nothing . it is costing the nation. host: thank you very much. this comes from twitter. host: i next call is on the independent line. good morning. caller: the bartender that took the videotape of mr. romney talking about the 47%. he showed an insight into the candidate. host: why is he a hero? caller: he had the courage to share with others. host: anybody else in
cliff or will it give the right a chance to bring the house down. with me is ron reagan and dana milbank of the "washington post." there's been a new offer, unclear so far, put forward by the gop to the white house regarding the fiscal cliff. at this time nbc cannot confirm any specific details within the offer. it was sent over this afternoon. speaker boehner's spokesman said, quote, we sent the white house a counteroffer that would achieve tax and entitlement reform to solve our looming debt crisis and create more american jobs. that's all we know. dana milbank, they say it's good. they said it will solve our problems. they won't say what it is. explain. >> well, look, we're still in the fairly early stage of posturing here, and nobody can strike a deal until they get closer to it, until their feet are to the fire. >> when do you say the fire begins? >> nobody can make any prediction for sure -- >> try. >> they could hammer this out in three hours if they really wanted to. >> that's right. >> but if they don't wait until the very end of december or even go over the cliff -- >> i think
bernstein, and ron insana. you heard the speaker and his comments moments ago. this is good for the president, the jobs report, no doubt. he can argue that, my policies have been working, better tax hikes for the upper 2%, more amenable because the economy is coming along. how do democrats leverage this in the key cliff negotiations going on? >> i think the key point is that there is some momentum in the jobs report. the labor market diminished a little bit in december. that's why the unemployment rate fell down, not because of extra jobs. but all told, especially expecting sandy's damage, it was a pretty good report and it shows that there's some und underlying momentum. the argument from the president or from anyone who cares are this economic recovery, it would be a crazy time to throw a monkey wrench at an ongoing recovery that has a little bit of momentum. >> ron, to you on this. talking about sandy, there seems to be a lack of sandy effect as some had thought initially. we see a pullback, a little less than half of a percent. we have positive indications there that say
with congressman ron paul to demand an inquiry into the justification of drone attacks? >> absolutely. this whole idea of drone wars in proliferated across the world without congress having anything to say about it, without any accountability whatsoever, is against the constitution of the united states and against international law. if any other nation sent a drawn over the u.s., they would have hell to pay, we would see it as an act of war. we are increasingly committing acts of war against other nations -- yemen most recently -- and we're not seeing any accountability at all. congress has a role to play both on the budget side and constitutionally. so we're just trying to get the ministration involved in getting information to congress so we can see the extent of exposure the american people have to this proliferation of war. as news articles have written, and glenn greenwald read about it yesterday, we're strengthening al qaeda's hand with these attacks. we're making it more difficult to meet the challenge of terrorism by creating more terrorists. what is this about? we are increasingly dysfun
by michigan democratic congressman gary peters. ron, i'm going to start with you. describe the scene for us there and what's at stake. >> reporter: good day to you. it just started snowing within the past few minutes. these folks are braving very cold temperatures here but they're very fired up about this legislation being pushed through the state house today. as you have reported it will turn michigan into a right to work state. republican governor rick schneider and other supporters of this legislation says it actually makes michigan more attractive for businesses around the country who may be considering relocating their businesses to michigan. workers are the ones you see behind me, several thousand hearsay this is nothing but an attempt to try to break the back of unions in a state where ally unions are synonymous with michigan. we've spoken to a number of workers this morning who say this was a backhanded way for the governor and republican toss get something away from democrats and working class people of this state by trying to say that this is going to make a situation better in th
, pst we also have ron reagan. you have the rye sense to go with this. why would they want to change the electoral count? why would they go against a block vote? why would they do that? i think the republicans have examined the playing field as it were and long and bitter experience, they have come to the conclusion that it's very difficult for them to win on a national level, unless they cheat. so they are going to cheat any way they can. e we saw it with the voter suppression efforts. let's just change how we count the votes and in states like pennsylvania, ohio, florida, states like that, these are the battleground states that we need to win and we're narrowly losing them now so let's get some of the electoral college and maybe it tips the election. >> i'm with ron before i even know i'm with him. it is about voter suppression. the counties that always go republican, they can't stand the fact that philadelphia has the population. they can't stand that fact that that effects the statewide results. >> it would benefit the republicans. a lot of minorities we like to cut them off. the
. the unfinished business between gaza and israel. the possibility in the next year or so, ron is going to tell us that they are nuclear now. the next secretary of state eds to be one who is very much well educated on what has happened. otherwise you'll end up with much bigger benghazi problems. lou: you mentioned the constitutional referendum tomorrow. it will take some time for that would support for president mohammed morsi we be judgment for what constitution should look like. will he prevail? will he come at the end of the process, process the powers that he claimed for himself two years ago, of which he has since relinquished? >> unfortunately, my answer is going to be yes. one saying that we need to reject the referendum, the other part is saying no, we want to boycott. so now they are divided. the result is going to be the muslim rotherhood and president morsi is most likely going to win the referendum. on the other hand, the opposition is very strong in egypt. there is no return to the previous situation. what i suggest in the future is that mohammed morsi ll win the referendum, try tooi
. our team ron brownstein, editorial director for "national journal" will cain a contributor for theblaze.com and co-anchor john berman sticks around with us. house speaker john boehner has a news conference this morning, going to happen in just about two hours at 10:00 a.m. eastern time there's no doubt a lot of the focus will be on exactly what it was that happened last night, house republicans abandoning speaker boehner forcing him to cancel the vote on plan b. now lots of folks are asking what happened in those negotiations and what are the implications of what happened in those negotiations? our senior congressional correspondent is dana bash, watching it unfold. did it feel like the train wreck it feels like this morning last night? >> it did. you can see it in slow motion all day yesterday. i watched republican leaders, twisting arms, cajoling fellow republicans on the house floor and in the evening it became panic. it became clear the speaker had a high number of his fellow republican members willing to defy him and it was clear he didn't have the votes. i'm told it w
are cnn contributor and democratic strategist maria cardona and republican strategist ron bonjin. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> ron, i'll start with you. reid and mcconnell, they really are the focus in the senate. in the house, it's speaker john boehner. i've got to ask you, is his job on the line if republicans balk at any deal that's reached? >> no, not at all. speaker boehner is extremely strong. his conferences support him and knows that he's been in a tough position trying to negotiate the fiscal deal with the president. he's been doing this for weeks, month, working on this deal. and you know, they gave it a shot. they tried their best. the house, you know, house republicans wouldn't go for it. and said, you know, it's up to the senate. and once -- if the senate passes something, the house now will consider it. so i -- i do think that the speaker is in a very strong position. and besides, this is a very difficult job. i don't see many republicans standing up and wanting to take speaker boehner on. not many other people could do the job like speaker bo
of privacy amendments, including one from democratic senator ron wyden of oregon. his amendment would have required the head of the country's spy agencies to tell congress when americans accidentally got spied on. right now, we have no way of knowing how often that happens. also, republican senator rand paul of kentucky, he wanted to force the government to get a warrant to read our e-mails and other electronic communications. for privacy advocates, these amends were the good news. the bad news, the democratic-controlled senate killed every single one of those amendments. killed them dead. they voted them all down. and today the once-controversial warrantless wiretapping bill was extended for another five years, and amazingly, almost nobody seems to have noticed. we used to fight about this tough. the whole reason fisa needs congressional reauthorization every few years is that we are supposed to reassess it, debate it, have a big conversation about it. but we were quiet this time. so let's have one here. joining us now, not to be quiet about it, is my friend julian sanchez, a research fel
in syria. the unfinished business between gaza and israel. the possibility in the next year or so, ron is going to tell us that they are nuclear now. the next secretary of state needs to be one who is very much well educated on what has happened. otherwise you'll end up with much bigger benghazi problems. lou: you mentioned the constitutional referendum tomorrow. it will take some time for that would support for president mohammed morsi we be judgment for what constitution should look like. will he prevail? will he come at the end of the process, process the powers that he claimed for himself two years ago, of which he has since relinquished? >> unfortunately, my answer is going to be yes. one is saying that we need to reject the referendum, the other part is saying no, we want to boycott. so now they are divided. the result is going to be the muslim brotherhood and president morsi is most likely going to win the referendum. on the other hand, the opposition is very strong in egypt. there is no return to the previous situation. what i suggest in the future is that mohammed morsi will w
. thanks. joining us for a closer look at the fiscal cliff negotiations, ron johnson, a member of the appropriations and budget committees in the senate. thank you for taking a break from a busy time to visit with us. >> thank you. >> i want to get a response from the comments to the president. he said that g.o.p. can't take yes for an answer. is there an offer that would have been acceptable to the house or the senate g.o.p.? >> not that i am aware. people throw the numbers around, like there is a deal, $1 revenue for $3 spending cuts, i have never seen those deals. senator harry reid should have made sure the senate passed a budget, sometime in the past 3 years and that would be reconciled with the house and you would have a framework, you know, a budget resolution that the committee -- the appropriations committee, the house ways & means committee, senate finance committee, they would have the instructions to work on the difficult problems npublic. have a public debate. we are down now to the 59th minute of 11th hour here and have you a couple of elected officials and unelec
the gunman's own words. nbc's ron mott has the latest for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. police say these firefighters were lured into a trap on christmas eve, turning their already dangerous job deadly. now we're learning more about this suspect and the chilling note police say he left behind. the massive christmas eve house fire in western new york had intense flames on all sides. >> it was a raging inferno up there. >> it became much more than just a fire when four firefighters showed up. suspected arsonist began shooting at firemen. >> we are being shot at. multiple firemen down. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. i think he's using an assault rifle. >> multiple shots being fired at the location. you are advised to stay away from the area until clear. >> 62-year-old william spengler, officials say, was well fortified with weapons and ammo, a .38 caliber handgun, 12-gauge shotgun and a bushmaster .22 rifle. it comes on the heels of a deadly school shooting that killed six teachers and 20 students. firefighters tomasz k aaczowka and mike chiapperini were killed. two oth
tea party senators like ron johnson, mike lee, marco rubio, pat toomey rand paul geoff flake, geoff fisher. perhaps his worst was backing todd aiken after todd aikenenths "legitimate rape," he donated to aiken's come pain but his attempts to remake the republican party in his conservative image has errands him actually the scorn of more moderate republicans. washington post columnist jennifer rubin wrote today, quote, "demint has been a destructive force, thread anything to primary colleagues, resisting all deals and offering very little in the way of attainable legislation." she's right. the legislation that he backed was pretty far out there. for example, he pushed a bill that would make it illegal to discuss abortion on the internet, to even discuss it. he wanted to make it illegal for gay people or unmarried women having premarital sex to be teachers at all. he led the opposition to obamacare. he said if he could stop the law from passing, it would quote break the president. he put a hold on the national women's history museum. governor nikki haley
realize are ron burr is not someone they want near the white house. jefferson becomes president and jefferson the question is how much could matter? and if you look at the jefferson administration, historians are overwhelming the most important event of the jefferson administration was louisiana purchase. that's not surprising. if you double the size of the country peacefully and almost no cost, the enormous achievement for for any president. any president would want that on the rÉsume. so is jefferson a high impact president. if he had not been there, would the louisiana purchase happen anyway? and if you look there what you see is jefferson sent missionary to france to buy the louisiana territory. he didn't he sent them to buy the city of new orleans from fraps. the louisiana territory as a whole was not mentioned by anyone in the united states as even a possibility. so they traveled across the atlantic and lands in france and starts traveling toward paris. and before he arrives in paris, the american ambassador who was already there robert living stone approached who is that
's remember the connie mack time. >> this is a guy who got in a bar fight with ron gant. >> he was 22. >> you're an idiot college kid, you're an idiot college kid. >> in campaigns, we focus so much on the presidential, but you can only really hate those who you know extremely well. it's like the pta board race is always really -- you can only dislike the people -- so the lower down you get where you know more of the race, the presidential race, they know each other in the vaguest sense. >> i started out in city politics, i have seen races that are ten times worse. >> it's the hardest thing this year, and i think you were talking about it, breaking through. you were talking about your ad that broke through virally was big bird. >> yes, actually, without any money behind it. 5 million people. >> big bird never aired on actual television. >> it did, it was part of what we call our rotation, but just putting it out in the media, 5 million people went to the website to see it. >> here is the most viral ad of 2012. >> together, we can do this. we can take this country back. ♪ i am america ♪ one
and charlotte would think of us if they were here. >> good morning, i'm congressman ron barber from southern arizona. currently completing the term that was served by congresswoman giffords. i come to this issue from a number of perspectives. on january 8, 2011, i was standing beside the congresswoman as her district director when a gunman charged forward and opened up. i saw him shoot the congresswoman, and i decided that day judge john roll died and my colleague gabe zimmerman died, in 45 seconds 30 bullets were discharged from one clip. 45 seconds, 19 people were down. six of them died. that was an extended clip. the gunman had another one in his pocket and two shorter ones in his pocket, and had it not been for the quick action, courageous action of people there, he would have loaded and 30 more bullets would have been discharged. i come to this issue as a parent and a grandparent. i was on my way to the rural part of my district on friday when i heard the news about the shootings in connecticut. first i heard three had died, that was bad enough, then i heard 20 children had died. and i
like mike lee, ted cruz, marco rubio, ron johnson, pat toomey and rand paul. yeah, rand paul, the man who wants to abolish virtually every government agency and restore the gold standard. with jim demint gone, i guess you could look at rand paul as the de facto leader of the tea party senators. establishment republicans, they ought to be nervous. senator lindsey graham looked like he was in a state of shock on the senate floor today. >> i met with jim demint this morning, and i, to say i was stunned is an understatement. he has always been a friend. somebody i could count on. personally, we've really enjoyed our time together. and i just -- i was stunned this morning. >> the tea party has poisoned, i think, the well of the senate and the republican ideology. the gop is so far out of the mainstream right now you can hardly recognize them from ten years ago. a new quinnipiac poll shows americans support raising taxes on the wealthy 65% to 31%. republicans, i think they're in the wilderness. they face a changing demographical situation in this country they don't know how to deal with. th
the citizens of kentucky. benton, who ran ron paul's presidential campaign, says this was not directed specifically at ashley judd. is there benton preparing for a political campaign for a personal assassination. >> this is the way mcconnell has always run his campaigns. it's never to talk about what he's done for kentucky and what his vision for the future of kentucky is. it's always about making sure that whoever is running against him is unacceptable and spending whatever it takes to do that. so, you know, i think it would be interesting. ashley judd is a very, very popular figure, and you take on somebody with that -- who is that well-known and who is that popular, you go negative on them at your own peril. people don't like that. if they have a very good feeling about the candidate. so, you know, we fully expect he would run that kind of campaign against any opponent, but against ashley judd, i think that's problematic for mcconnell. >> i think it is. let me ask you about senator mcconnell's effort to filibuster his own idea on avoiding future fights over the fiscal cliff. how can
>>> a little rod stewart. looks good for 90. >> rob stewart? what, ron? >> exactly. thanks to medical advances and better health habits. americans simply are living longer. >> the guinness book of world record named a 115-year-old iowa woman the oldest woman. what is the secret to longevity? >> good morning, rob, paula. all this talk of age made me wonder how can we all live long and fantastic lives. >> all right. >> reporter: living forever, or at least living to 90, 100, even older is a dream that increasingly seems attainable. the big influencers have been genes, exercise and diet. but let's be honest. few are willing to give up meat and committee. for 100 years, eating green, levee vegetables whuflt at we ws a robust, long life. >> honey badger don't give a -- >> reporter: betty wife at 91 years young says it is not a restricted diet that kept her so lively all these year it is the constant activity. as far as diet goes she reportedly loves hot dogs and cupca cupcakes. but we can't all be betty white, or can we? scientific breakthroughs are throwing out the rules of old age. cynthia kenyan
and deductions as part of the so-called fiscal cliff. ron in indiana. caller: the first young fellow. the question that i wanted to ask. everybody is talking about raising taxes on the job creators and they will not create jobs. these bush tax cuts have been in place. how long will it take to see the job? host: what do you think of the deductions? you think they have been a part of the tax code lot of that americans cannot do without them? caller: some of them need to be part of the negotiations. middle class people, we cannot. forget them. but the upper class, they get the big tax cut. the middle class does not hardly see these deductions. and especially those that give you these deductions, they give you loopholes. host: let's go to curtis dubay to get a response to that. our caller was talking about if you have the means to hire someone that has the ability to look through the deductions you can get a much better break. is it fair? guest: if you do not have someone to show you how to do it, it can be hard to take them. but for the most part, most people will take the standard dedu
giffords' in tucson two years ago came together yesterday to pray for the newtown victims. congressman ron barber who worked forgive fords and was injured that day led the candlelight vigil. he was joined by his young grandchildren on stage. they are the same age as the children who lost their lives in connecticut. congresswoman giffords was holding an event in that safe way parking lot where a lone gunman shot her, sprayed the parking lot with bullets and killed six people, including a little girl. congresswoman giffords survived and continues to make progress. the killer was initially declared incompetent to stand trial. in august he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. jon: the national football league also pausing to remember the school shooting victims. the new york giants played their game in atlanta with heavy hearts wearing the initials shes for sandy hook elementary school on their hell phepbts. giants wide receiver victor cruise wearing the name of one of the victims 6-year-old jack pinto on his gloves and shoes. cruise was jack's favorite player. cruise said after
representative ron kirk is also on the mentioned list in terms of retiring. host: but none of those formally? guest: not official . host: has anybody said i'm sticking around? guest: that would be kind of unproforma but i think kathleen seebluss said she would like to stay because of the implementation of the health care law. no one announces that. they kind of get the word out there. there have been some talk about whether eric holder will retire but he told people he would like to stay for a year or certainly until september when we're likely to get a new f.b.i. director. host: if you're not leaving immediately at the end of the first term are you expected to stay for all four years of the second term or is there another dated where turnover occurs? guest: the way i understand it is if president obama has told people if they do stay he wants them to stay for at least a year because he doesn't want to spend all of his time filling these jobs. so the rule of thumb is if people are still in place at the end of january they'll probably stay for the entire year. host: we're taking your calls an
weeks. was supposed to come back to office this week. next is ron from cincinnati, good morning. caller: i wish mrs. clinton well. they take social security and want to privatize it. they took the money out and that is a debt that we owe to ourselves. you buy their cars and trucks. whatever you buy from them -- it would transfer the overhead. they complain about 4% of the taxes. host: thank you for the call. this is from politico. uck.senate appears stoc charles is joining us from arkansas. caller: good morning. you wanted and got something from nothing. you voted for these people. you better look to your children and grandchildren and apologize. for every dollar that you get from the government, your 46 centsare in bdegt -- you are in debt 46 cents. look down and apologize to your children. that stands for everybody. the adjustment talk about social security. -- the gentlemen talked about social security. that came out of the general fund by president johnson. he did that just to get a vote. these people are going to give it to him. thank you for your time. host: thank you and happy ne
and other members of the s.e.a.l. team six squad ron conducted a helicopter assault on a mountain hideout 50 miles from the pakistani border. checque was killed in the firefight. seven seven talibans were killed. joseph was unharmed. he is a most celebrated war but comes at a price. since 9/1165 s.e.a.l.s have been killed, most in afghanistan. >>> we have new information this morning on the condition of former south african president nelson mandela, spent the last three days, three nights in a military hospital. mark phillips is pretoria, south afri africa. >> reporter: the latest medical bulletin is brief and reassuring. mandela is suffering from a chest infection, he's being treated to are that here at this military hospital in pretoria and we're told he's responding to that treatment. he's exactly the kind of infection he had almost precisely two years ago when he was hospitalized in johannesburg and then allowed to return home to recover. the medical bulletin today has not said how long mandela will stay in this hospital, or where he'll go afterwards, either back to johannesburg or back
. >> stephanie: a complaint letter from ron in geneva, illinois. you guys, i object in the strongest possible terms tho who is who insinuate chicago punks are a bunch of gangsters. i'm attaching a photograph of my grandfather standing on the chicago lakeshore who, as far as i know was not a gangster. he is simply indicating by finger where one might find a bag of vipers. the guy took too much of sheldon adelson's money. >> there is a guy who tried treading water with lead boots on and didn't work out for him. >> right off the oak street beach. >> stephanie: near oak park. okay. speaking of sheldon adelson dave in arizona says -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] steph, i heard jan brewer is thinking of running for president in 2016. >> if we can find her. >> she recently met with super pac donor sheldon. bone finger, what a great idea. two local arizona tv stations were told governor brewer was out of the state on private business. where in the world is bone finger? >> she's out of the state for an entire week and i th
on until january. host: good morning, ron. you are on the air. caller: we are not looking at the right thing. like the congressman and the lobbyist. they are not putting any skin in the game. they are not making sacrifices. look at what their pensions are or social security. why do we have a limit on rates -- this is too much money. how about we spend as much money as it makes. .ook at the money you'll save host: robert levinson? guest: the caller is right about the united states spending as much as the next 17 nations combined. many of our allies like france and england. the united states is a global power with global responsibilities. it is a real sense of debate. our budgets tends to come down after we fight wars. what is the appropriate role for the united states military in the world? maybe allies can take care of this and maybe we do not need to do. host: how much do we spend? guest: about $600 billion a year from year to year. it is hard to estimate countries like china because they are now pricing things the same way. they have large land forces and they are not deployed across
campaign manager was at that time? one ron clain. >> bill: chief staff went on to become chief of staff for al gore. now is chief of staff -- >> they were thinking if it is a change, he could be -- >> bill: even in '84 markey was thinking of running for the senate? >> absolutely. he was raising money and he had pollsters and consultants and the whole nine yards. >> bill: this may be his time. >> could be the time. 20 years later. >> bill: oh, my god. john yarmuth yesterday saying i'm a pro gun pro nra democrat have-been. he'll join us in studio here in the next segment of the "full court press." he thinks we need sensible gun control. lots more to talk about here on this tuesday morning. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." like verse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad
followed folks who love this institution who really knew its rules. people like billy pitts and ron lash and jim oliver and j.l. cullen and peggy and tim who are here tonight. they care about not only the institution but the people on both sides of the aisle to make sure this place runs the way it should. you know, there's an old saying, it's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice. jay, you're both. you really have. you care about the people's house, the u.s. house of representatives, and we are so grateful for your decades of service and yes, jay, you look just the same. god bless. mr. woodall: i thank the gentleman, mr. speaker. it's my pleasure to yield to the new secretary of the republican conference, the gentlelady from north carolina, ms. foxx. ms. foxx: i thank my colleague from georgia for yielding time and giving me the opportunity to pay a very small tribute to jay pearson. mr. speaker, it's with mixed emotions that i rise to join my colleagues in recognizing jay pearson who served the house of representatives with dedication and vigor, vigor for the better pa
by others, including by ron dorgan, a -- including byron dorgan, a workhorse. that's really true. for three decades, he has quietly and with dignity fought for the people of new mexico and this country. american industrialist henry kaiser said with this bit of advice -- quote -- "when your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. ." that's jeff bingaman. that could have been written for jeff bingaman by henry kaiser. this has been jeff bingaman's both owe for the last 30 years. he is not one for flashy press conferences. he is really most of the time too busy getting things done. jeff learned humility in the small town of silver city, new mexico, where he tbriew up. his father was a professor. his mom a teacher. they instilled in him a love and appreciation for education, and that is an understatement. he got his bachelor's degree at harvard, his law degree from stanford. mr. president, those are the two -- two of the finest educational institutions in the world, and he has a degree from both of them, harvard and stanford. at stanford where he is going to law school, he met his wonderful wi
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